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Fact sheet

This fact sheet provides information for residential aged care providers on behaviour support plans for each consumer who requires it, as part of their care.

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Fact sheet

This fact sheet provides information on how to complete the Numbers of personnel in the service form.

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Webinar

We hosted a webinar on 30 August 2021 that revisited some foundation steps providers of residential aged care can take to be ready for a COVID-19 outbreak. We also discussed the changing context of COVID in 2021.

Being ready for a COVID-19 outbreak webinar 30 August 2021

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Webinar

We hosted a webinar on 23 August 2021 which covered the behaviour support planning requirements under the restrictive practices legislation.

Restrictive practices - behaviour support planning webinar 23 August 2021

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Regulatory Bulletins

RB 2021-14 This Regulatory Bulletin outlines the Commission’s regulatory approach where there is a transfer in ownership of a residential aged care service from one approved provider to another. It includes the approach to accreditation arrangements, management of any non‑compliance and enforcement actions or unresolved complaints, as well as publication of performance and compliance information.

For more information, visit the Regulatory Bulletin page.

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Fact sheet

This fact sheet covers the frequently asked questions about consent in aged care.

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Fact sheet

This fact sheet provides information about consent for medication in aged care.

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Fact sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of the use of restrictive practices in aged care.

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Fact sheet
Poster

The Serious Incident Response Scheme or SIRS will support your right to be treated with dignity and respect and to live your life free from neglect, violence and abuse.

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Webinar

We hosted the a webinar on 13 July 2021 to discuss the changes to legislation surrounding restrictive practices in aged care.

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Fact sheet

This fact sheet provides a summary of the key legislative changes from 1 July 2021 for providers under the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Quality of Care Principles 2014.

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Brochure
Guides
Handbook

We partnered with the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) to develop Medication. It’s your choice to raise awareness of the issues relating to psychotropic medicines.

It can help consumers and their representatives understand and confidently perform their role as active participants in making informed decisions (including giving or refusing consent) about medication use.

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Fact sheet
Poster

In aged care, your rights are protected by the Charter of Aged Care Rights. Alongside the Charter is a new government initiative called the Serious Incident Response Scheme or SIRS. SIRS requires your home to take steps to keep you safe from harm.

SIRS – Understand your right to be safe consumer poster with three circles with steps

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Fact sheet

A fact sheet for aged care residents, their families and representatives on your rights relating to COVID-19 restrictions in residential aged care.

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Brochure
Fact sheet
Poster

To keep you safe, the government has introduced the Serious Incident Response Scheme or SIRS. SIRS will reduce the risk of harm to people in residential aged care homes.

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Regulatory Bulletins

RB 2021-13 From 1 July 2021, approved providers have updated and specific responsibilities under the Aged Care Act 1997 (the Aged Care Act) and the Quality of Care Principles 2014 (the Principles) relating to the use of any restrictive practice in residential aged care and short-term restorative care in a residential care setting.

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Application (app)

The Aged Care Quality Standards app supports you access the Quality Standards from your mobile device. It's free to download.

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Regulatory Bulletins

RB 2021-12 This Regulatory Bulletin outlines how an approved provider can apply for reconsideration of a reviewable decision under Part 8B of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 and Part 7 of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

First page of RB 2021-12 Reconsideration of reviewable decisions

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Video

In this short video, we provide an overview of the benefits of effective incident management in residential aged care settings under the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS), which commenced on 1 April 2021.

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Webinar

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) launched on 1 April 2021. The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is helping the aged care sector to prepare for the introduction of the scheme with information and resources and is hosting a series of webinars about the scheme. This fifth webinar discussed quality aged care and the SIRS.

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